Friday, January 7, 2011

Petworth Library launches oral history project to celebrate its renovation

The renovation of the Petworth Library's building is nearing completion, and the library is looking at a grand reopening date in late February or early March. To celebrate, they're launching an oral history project. From the library's website:

We are recruiting volunteers who can share their memories and experiences of living in Petworth and visiting the Petworth Neighborhood Library. We are compiling oral histories to share with the community at our grand reopening festivities in late February or early March 2011.

Call 202-243-1188 for more information or to schedule an interview session. Visit us in the Petworth Interim Library located in the parking lot of the library under renovation at 4200 Kansas Ave. N.W. or e-mail us at

Pass this info along to the talkative old-time Petworthians that you know.

1 comment:

  1. I was a Teacher at a nearby DCPS school and who promoted the library to elementary students with field trips to the children's section.A wonderful children's librarian told stories to my students that were enjoyable and unforgettable.One story was called "The Monkey's Fist".